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    Lathe Tool Bit Height setter using a micrometer head

    This was one of the "I will get around to it" projects and I just got around to it.
    Lots of tool height setters out there but not many allow you to measure the height so you can set the
    tool a specific amount lower than center. The micrometer is set in place with it's set screw and set to a reading
    on the barrel like 150 thou. If your bit was exactly on center height then 150 is now calibrated to your lathe center.

    If you want to measure the difference of another tool just read the amount from 150 and you will know the difference.
    Handy if you are not using a QCTP and need to put in a shim under your tool bit. Now you know exactly how thick
    that shim needs to be to get you on center.

    Cheers, JR
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    thanks for idea

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    Thank you Ragsflh, Glad you found the post useful. That is the best part of HMT, I am always finding
    other ways to do something.

    Cheers, JR
    Back to the shop.

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    Thanks jjr2001! We've added your Tool Bit Height Setter to our Measuring and Marking category,
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